Who goes first?

If you find yourself among people who constantly demand that you give without receiving, or love without expressing affection in return, guard your soul.As much as we wish to fill the cups of others with goodness in this world, we must not deplete our own in the process.By indulging such selfishness from others, you enable [...]

What are you really waiting for?

In order to know what's not right, you need to know what right would look like.Or feel like.Or taste like.Just because you don't know how to make it right, doesn't mean you have to accept and live with what's wrong.But sitting back and growing frustrated at your condition without trusting yourself to know that it [...]

Gratitude spawns respect

Disrespect is often followed by discipline, or some other form of consequence management.While there is a need to correct bad behaviour, we can either spend our lives correcting that behaviour, or we can recognise that it's a symptom of something else.That something else is the absence of gratitude.No. Not gratitude for what we have. Because [...]

Fanning our rage

Fear is driven by need.The moment we give up on the need, the fear subsides.Our need to be significant to those who are significant to us drives most of the fears that may fan our rage at the world.But only for as long as we still have hope that there is a chance for us [...]

Are you grateful for you?

Whenever asked about gratitude, the inevitable response is one that is focused on everything we have around us.Sometimes, we consider our health and our skills.At other times we recognise the value of things not being as bad as they could have been.And we convince ourselves that this is being grateful.But how often do we stop [...]

Father : A silent duty

Fathers are often overlooked or forgotten, because they're seldom in the limelight.Silently serving in the background, they often do what is seen as just their job, or their duty.Not wired with an overt nurturing instinct, but rather that of a silent sentinel, ensuring their family's safety and comfort, they often grow accustomed to being in [...]